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If I read your question right, you want to use the gecko to clean up the poisoned roaches? You'll just end up with a poisoned gecko that way. But either way, a free-roaming gecko isn't going to make a dent in your roach problem, because roaches go out of their way to live and breed in places that predators can't reach, and to be honest the population is ...


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Honestly, for your plan to work, your house would need to be infested with geckos, then you'd be looking at something that eats geckos, something that eats the animals that eats geckos. Etc. Your best option is to cut off the roaches food supply. Clean the area that you're finding roaches with a burning passion. Then, seal off any cracks you can see. ...


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The first thing I'd look for is a vet listed as an exotic-pet veterinarian because they're more likely to be able to care for reptiles than a normal veterinarian would be. It might be a different case in bigger cities where vets see a wider variety of animals, but I've not been impressed with the knowledge of non-exotic vets regarding animals other than ...


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This would be harmful to your gecko. For a start, the cockroaches are probably too big for the gecko to safely eat. You should never feed your gecko any animal that's bigger than the space between its eyes. (Ones that are long and thin, like mealworms, are fine - as long as they're not wider than that space - otherwise it risks choking on something that's ...


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This is not calcium, but uric acid crystals. All animals produce ammonia (a nitrogen compound) as a waste product. Ammonia is toxic and must be converted to something else before being excreted (with a few exceptions of aquatic animals that excrete ammonia directly into the water). Mammals excrete their waste nitrogen mainly as urea, but most reptiles ...


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As stated Deirdra Strangio, if the gecko can and does still eat while in shed, it's not much of a real problem. One thing you can do to help speed the shedding process up is include a "damp" hide. This will give a slight boost to the humidity and help the gecko to remove it's shed. A damp hide can be made from a deli cup with lid, place some sphagnum moss ...


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If he is eating and drinking he should be ok. If the skin on his eyes seem to take a long time compared to the rest of his shedding body parts, you can try using saline solution by dropping little drops on the shedding skin that is stuck.


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Overview Leopard geckos have three types of pigmentation, contained in three different types of cells: melanophores, which contain black pigment (melanin); xanthophores, which contain red, yellow or orange pigment; and iridophores, which contain crystalline materals that reflect and refract light. Albinism is usually when animals cannot produce melanin ...


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What's leaking out is fluid that helps the gecko develop, providing it with nutrients and keeping it from sticking to the shell. As you can imagine, it's important to keep as much of the fluid inside of the egg as possible. Luckily, it's possible to patch the egg to keep the rest from leaking out. I've never heard of cornstarch being used to seal the egg, ...


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Be careful using human products on reptiles, as they have sensitivities to particular chemicals. I'm not familiar with TCP but "phenol" is part of the name and phenols (like in Listerine, Pine-Sol, and other disinfectants) can be toxic to reptiles (Source: http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Disinfectants.html Most minor cuts might be better left alone unless ...


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Leopard Geckos shed throughout their entire lives, the reason you do not see the shed is because they eat it! Once full grown they shed less regularly (this varies from species to species). Healthy geckos will have their full shed within 24 hours, it is always a good idea to regularly check their extremities to ensure that there is no remaining shed.


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A few options at hand: 1) Increase the temperature of your room, can use your regular home heating system, space heaters (do not use unsupervised) etc.. 2) Use hot water bottles (wrapped in a towel to prevent thermal burns) 3) Place tank in a room with lots of natural sunlight beaming through the windows, you can try to place part of the tank in direct ...


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You might try some of the 40-hour heat packs used for shipping reptiles, which you can get in a pet store or online; you would still have to buy it, but they are not very expensive. Using a floor vent heater in the room is a good idea if the house is cold, but it's a dangerous and tricky game to have it blow right on the tank as a primary heat source-- ...


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Seizures in geckos are often caused by a lack of calcium. Being that she is due to lay eggs, this could be the reason she is calcium deficient. It pains me to say it, but I have read that once they reach the stage that they are having seizures, death often follows. You can potentially avoid this by having a vet give your gecko a calcium shot. However since ...


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I'm sorry that this will be far too late to save your pet. Your pet was clearly suffering from leopard gecko septicaemia, also known as "red-leg" syndrome. When pets are stressed, their immune system becomes weak and vulnerable to infection. Septicaemia is when you get an infection in your blood stream. In reptiles, it is normally 100% fatal without vet ...


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If it is eventually coming off then yes this is "okay" but it's not ideal. If the shedding process is taking too long, it means that the humidity in his habitat is too low. If this continues to happen and the new skin forms under the old skin over his eyes and the old skin never comes off, this can lead to infection and even eventually blindness in extreme ...


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It could be for the following reasons: You have two male geckos, which fight (check if they have a bump underneath their bottom) They don't have enough room Medical Reasons They are still young and panic a lot Playing/Restless -etc. I need more information to confirm any of these. I recommend observing them and taking them to the vet.


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It's just from clogged up skin but your gecko could lose its toes due to blood circulation being cut off. Just soak it in warm water for ten minutes then get a cotton ball and rub and pat gently till its clogged skin comes off. This process should remain gentle: do not force skin off with fingers. To avoid this happening again keep your gecko in a cage ...


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If it is a big wound, like that seems to be, I would use neosporin and some clean gauze or cloth to try to stop the bleeding. Neosporin is safe to use on beardies and snakes, so I assume it is for them too. You will probably want to try drying the wound after you have cleaned it, and take it to the vet as fast as possible.


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My gecko, named Plinxton, did the same thing, but she never flung herself. She died only a week after having these symptoms. We thought she was laying her eggs. Whenever we picked her up, she would go limp, and one night she passed away. Side note: we were trying to get her to a vet, but they said "don't touch her, it'll make it worse" so I couldn't. But ...


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I would add variety to what insects she eats, this will entice her to eat. Some good options: Small Hornworms Waxworms (high in fat) Butterworms Silkworms These are all soft worms that are very nutritious and will definitely get your gecko interested. Monitor her weight to check for weight loss, reptiles metabolize their food/nutrients much differently ...


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You should separate the two of them into different tanks and if you need them to eventually share a tank then keep trying to introduce them in a mutual environment so there’s no territorial issues until they get used to each other and start liking each other. Then sl


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I am not an expert and it would also be easier if I had a second, from-above photo of this specimen. But for me it looks like the morph is a mixture of Super Hypomelanistic and Albino, commonly abbreviated as Hybino. I will tell you how my thought process looked like, in hope that it may help someone or make it easier to spot my mistakes if I made any in my ...


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if this is a leopard gecko, I find keeping the skin moist is enough and personally never tried glycerin. Water does seem to run straight off the skin on its own but keeping them moist for a while helps a lot, try a warm takeaway container with damp paper towel. If they're stressed out after and don't let you hold them, rubbing the toes (if those are problem ...


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Unfortunately your gecko might have little time left as “red-leg” syndrome might have gotten to her before help was given. But it isn’t dead yet - take it to the vet IMMEDIATELY and get him/her checked out. Try feeding her more often and keep a very very close eye on it until you find out whether it will survive or not. Another possible answer is that she ...


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It depends on the type of poison you use. I don't know how hard it would be to get in Hawaii, but diatomaceous earth would be an excellent solution. It's basically a white looking powder. Supposedly, it's like microscopically sharp glass blades. It's too small to harm even the gecko (I've even been told it won't harm earth worms). The way it's effective is ...


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This information states that African Fat Tailed Geckos are in a position to breed when sexually mature, which occurs between 15 to 18 months of age, although, can be younger. It is also worth noting that African Fat Tailed Geckos are recommended to be bred between spring and autumn to yield the best results. While there is no 'limit' on the age to breed, I ...


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I had an Ocelot gecko before who didnt eat dusted crickets. Only way I solved this problem was to go to petsmart and buy some live crickets and some food and vitamins for them and feed it to my lizard (his name was "Allie"). It worked and had no issues then. Lizards tend to be very picky with food and that could lead them to starving themselves and trust me ...


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